This Cucumber Strawberry Salad with blueberries, basil and mint is the perfect summer salad. Enjoy it as an easy side dish for BBQs or top it with your favorite protein for a tasty, filling lunch. I love this salad because it is so versatile, comes together in under 10 minutes and can be customized any way you like.
I always have veggies, herbs and berries in my fridge and this simple summer salad is one of my favorite things to make when there is an abundance of cucumber and strawberry around. I also love to make Strawberry Chia Jam when I have tons of strawberries available.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This summer salad is healthy. It its low FODMAP friendly, gluten free, vegan, paleo diet friendly and Whole 30 approved.
- It is simple to prepare. This salad comes together in just a few minutes with minimal effort.
- It’s a great way to use up extra berries and herbs. If you have lots of extra strawberries and blueberries around, making this simple summer salad is the perfect way to make sure they are put to good use.
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
- Cucumber – I prefer to use mini cucumbers because they have super small seeds, but you can use whichever type of cucumber you prefer. If you are following a low FODMAP diet, 1/2 cup of cucumber is a safe serving size.
- Strawberries – Fresh picked or store bought berries will work perfectly for this salad. I like to slice my thin, but you can feel free to cut them to whichever size you prefer.
- Blueberries – You can use blueberries or blackberries in this summer salad. It is important to note that if you are following low FODMAP you should stick with blueberries, as 1 single blackberry is considered high in FODMAPs.
- Mint + Basil – Fresh mint and basil are a delicious way to uplevel this cucumber strawberry salad and make it as tasty as possible.
- Optional Add Ins – You can add things like feta cheese, nuts, seeds, proteins like steak, chicken or shrimp to this salad if you like in order to make it heartier and a more filling meal.
Cucumber Strawberry Salad Recipe Instructions
Step 1: Slice up the cucumber and strawberries to your liking.
Step 2: Add strawberries and cucumber to a bowl, then mix in blueberries, mint and basil.
Step 3: Toss with salad tongs or a fork to combine.
Step 4: Finish with 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp olive oil, tossing once more to combine.
Cucumber Strawberry Salad FAQs
Are cucumbers low FODMAP?
Cucumbers are low fodmap friendly in 1/2 cup servings according to Monash University.
Can I substitute mini cucumbers for another variety?
Yes, you can use any type of cucumber you’d like! I prefer to use mini cucumbers because they have few seeds, however you can use English cucumbers and remove the seeds (or leave them!) if you prefer.
What kind of dressing should I use in cucumber strawberry salad?
I don’t really like to add dressing to this salad because each of the ingredients have so much flavor on their own, however you can add lemon juice, olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar if you prefer dressing.
What to serve with this salad
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- Blueberry BBQ Chicken Thighs
- As a side dish with Gluten Free Neapolitan Pizza
- Light & refreshing drinks like this Limoncello Martini
Did you have a chance to make this recipe? If so, please leave me a rating and review below. I always love and appreciate hearing from you!
Cucumber Strawberry Salad
- 1.5 cups mini cucumber sliced into rounds and seeds removed
- 1.5 cups strawberries thinly sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 bunch fresh basil sliced into ribbons
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- 1 tsp lemon juice optional
- 1 tbsp olive oil optional
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper optional
- Thinly slice strawberries and cucumber and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Toss in blueberries, mint and basil until everything is combined.
- If using, drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over salad and add fresh cracked black pepper, tossing again to combine all ingredients.
- Add your favorite protein to make this a filling meal.
- Cheese, nuts or seeds can also be added for a heartier salad.
- Dressing isn’t necessary, but you may use balsamic vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice for the tastiest option.